Create an epic in Agile Development 2.0

Epics organize the work needed to complete parts of a theme into smaller, more manageable pieces. An epic usually groups related user stories together.

Before you begin

Role required: scrum_story_creator, scrum_admin

About this task

To organize epics, you can create a hierarchy of parent and child epics. You can associate an epic to a product, theme, or a configuration item (an item or service being affected). You can also define child epics.


  1. Create an epic using one of these methods:
    From Agile Board
    1. Navigate to Agile Development > Agile Board.
    2. Click the Backlog Planning or Sprint Planning tab.
    3. Click Create Epic.
    From the epics list
    1. Navigate to Agile Development > Epics.
    2. Click New in the record list.
    From a theme record Select the Epics related list and click New.
    From a product record Select the Epics related list and click New.
  2. Fill in the fields, as appropriate.
    Table 1. Epic form fields
    Field Description
    Number A system generated number for the epic.
    Product Product with which this epic is associated.

    An epic can only be associated with one theme and a product at a time.

    Priority Priority for the epic.
    State Current state of the epic. The default is Draft.
    Short Description A brief description of the epic.
    Description A detailed description of the epic.
  3. Click Submit.

What to do next

Add child epics, or stories using the following related lists.